Basics of Environmental Law

Basics of Environmental Law

Buffalo | Wednesday, April 18, 2018 | Adam's Mark Hotel Buffalo
120 Church Street | Buffalo, NY 14202
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Long Island | Thursday, April 19, 2018 | Melville Marriott
1350 Walt Whitman Road | Melville, NY 11747
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Albany | Thursday, April 19, 2018 New York State Bar Association
1 Elk Street | Albany, NY 12207
Live & Webcast
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Please note that the NYC venue is cancelled.  

Program Co-Sponsors
Environmental and Energy Law Section
Committee on Continuing Legal Education

7.0 MCLE Credits
5.0 Professional Practice; 2.0 Skills

Who Should Attend

Attorneys practicing environmental law or who may interact with state or federal regulatory agencies, newly-admitted attorneys interested in the practice of environmental law, attorneys representing the buyers or sellers of contaminated property and hazardous waste sites.


Program Agenda & Faculty

Program Description
This full-day seminar, presented in four locations throughout the state, is designed for practicing attorneys and newly admitted attorneys who would benefit from a fundamental overview of New York and federal environmental law.  The seminar will provide practical information on the structure and procedures of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, and other state and federal environmental regulators.  The seminar will focus on federal and state environmental quality review and various aspects of challenging agency action.  It will also provide practical information related to developing contaminated real property and working with regulators to remediate hazardous waste sites.  Attendees will leave the seminar with a solid understanding of the application of federal and New York State environmental laws and with strong practical skills related to the more commonly encountered aspects of those laws.

Program Agenda
8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Registration

9:00 a.m. - 9:10 a.m. Welcome & Introduction

9:10 a.m. - 10:50 a.m. Federal and State Programs: An Overview
                                       2.0 MCLE Credits in Professional Practice

10:50 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Refreshment Break

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Cost Recovery for Contaminated Property Redevelopment under Federal and State Law
                                       1.0 MCLE Credit in Professional Practice

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Lunch (on your own)

1:00 p.m. – 2:50 p.m. State and Federal Regulators and Law Enforcement
                                       2.0 MCLE Credits in Professional Practice 

2:50 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Refreshment Break

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Challenging Final Agency Actions: Article 78 Proceedings and Citizen Suits
                                       1.0 MCLE Credit in Skills

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Completing a Successful Transaction Involving Contaminated Property
                                       1.0 MCLE Credit in Skills

5:00 p.m.  Adjournment

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Overall Program Chairs
James P. Rigano, Esq. | Rigano LLC | Melville
Genevieve Trigg, Esq. | Whiteman Osterman & Hanna | Albany

Local Chairs
Buffalo Program
Bridget O'Toole, Esq. | The Zoghlin Group PLLC | Rochester

Albany Program
Robert Stout, Esq. | Whiteman Osterman & Hanna | Albany

Long Island Program
James P. Rigano, Esq. | Rigano LLC | Melville

Faculty Biographies (All locations)

NYSBA Members $175
Environmental & Energy Law Section Members $135
Non Members $275

Not Able to Attend in Person?
A Live Webcast Option is Available: Thursday, April 19, 2018*

If you cannot watch the webcast at the scheduled time and date, the recording will be available to you to access after the presentation date for a 60 day period enabling you to watch on your schedule and earn your MCLE credits.
 *Note: Newly admitted attorneys registered for the webcast must watch the Ethics segment in real-time in order to earn credit. Newly admitted attorneys are not able to earn Skills credits by viewing the webcast.

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Pre-registration Strongly Advised: You can save money and guarantee your seat and course materials by registering early. Registrations received at the door are subject to an additional $15.00 registration fee. Registrations cancelled less than three days from the program date will be assessed a cancellation fee of $25.00.